Brad Paisley’s H2O II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour presented by Chevy played its final show this past Sunday night in Raleigh, NC. Paisley’s 2011 tour played to over 1,079,436 fans in 52 markets including five stadium shows and eight European performances.
As has been custom on the H2O II tour Paisley ended the show in Raleigh with an encore performance of crowd favorite “Alcohol” with all the tour special guests and others joining him on stage. When American Idol 2011 winner and Garner, NC native Scotty McCreery joined the group on stage the crowd went crazy. Paisley asked, “Do you want to go on tour with me?” and McCreery nodded “yes” in response. “Great, I’m going to take you out next year!” More details on Paisley’s 2012 tour will be out soon.
The last show of a Paisley tour is known for the pranks – and the Raleigh show was no different. A wide variety of shenanigans went on through-out the evening ranging from a toilet seat showing up on stage, a tour bus being trashed with packing peanuts, an artist’s meet and greet was swamped with an extra 200 fans and strange costumes appeared on stage during songs. But one prank Paisley had been planning for a while – he had done his research and ordered remote control water spraying trucks. During Blake’s performance Paisley stood side of stage and thoroughly enjoyed watching Shelton’s reaction as he was doused with water. During Paisley’s show he called Edens Edge on stage and presented them with a brand new Arkansas Razorbacks floor mat to replace the one that was destroyed a little earlier in the year – everyone’s happy now.
Special guests on the H2O II: Wetter & Wilder tour have been Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann with Sunny Sweeney, Edens Edge, the JaneDear Girls and Brett Eldredge as performers on the Water World Stage.